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Design Manuals and Guides

CSSBI 51-06:Lightweight Steel Framing Design Manual - 2nd Edition

CSSBI 51-06E: Lightweight Steel Framing Design Manual - 2nd Edition ERRATA

CSSBI 56-00: Residential Steel Framing - Training Curriculum

CSSBI 57-02: Lightweight Steel Framing Architectural Design Guide

CSSBI 58-18-I:Lightweight Steel Framing Member Selection Tables (Imperial)

CSSBI 58-18-M-r1:Lightweight Steel Framing Member Selection Tables (Metric)

CSSBI 59-05: Lightweight Steel Framing House Construction Handbook

CSSBI B13-19:Design of Steel Deck Diaphragms - 4th Edition

CSSBI B15-17:NBCC 2015: Design Load Criteria for Steel Building Systems

CSSBI B15-17A:Addendum 1 to CSSBI B15-17: NBCC 2015 Design Load Criteria for Steel Building Systems

CSSBI B15B-17:Serviceability Design Criteria for Low Rise Steel Building Systems

CSSBI B18-16:Lightgauge Steel Cladding Diaphragm Tables

CSSBI B20-15Thermal Transmittance of Insulated Sheet Steel Wall and Roof Assemblies

CSSBI S19-08: Steel Stud Brick Veneer Design Guide

Special:Design in Cold Formed Steel Seminar Handout

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Standards & Specifications

CSSBI 10M-18:Standard for Steel Roof Deck

CSSBI 12M-18:Standard for Composite Steel Deck

CSSBI 20M-17:Standard for Sheet Steel Cladding for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Building Applications

CSSBI 21M-17:Standard for Steel Farm Roofing and Siding

CSSBI 22M-17:Standard for Residential Steel Roofing

CSSBI 23M-16:Standard for Residential Steel Cladding

CSSBI 30M-17:Standard for Steel Building Systems

CSSBI 61:21Cold Formed Steel Framing Members

CSSBI S17-17:Guide Specification for Steel Building Systems

CSSBI S18-19:Guide Specification for Non-Loadbearing Steel Framing

CSSBI S2-17:Criteria for the Testing of Composite Slabs

CSSBI S20-18:Short Form Specification for Steel Roof Deck

CSSBI S3-19:Criteria for the Design of Composite Slabs

CSSBI S3-19R:Criteria for the Design of Composite Slabs (Redline)

CSSBI S5-19:Guide Specification for Wind Bearing Steel Studs

CSSBI S6-19:Guide Specification for Lightweight Steel Framing

CSSBI S8-18:Quality and Performance Specification for Prefinished Sheet Steel Used for Building Products

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Environmental Product Declarations

CSSBI EPD-1-16:Environmental Product Declaration Roll Formed Steel Panels (Industry-wide)

CSSBI EPD-2:Cold-Formed Steel Studs and Track manufactured in U.S. and Canada (Industry-wide)

MBMA EPD-1:Environmental Product Declaration Primary Structural Steel Frame Components (Industry-wide)

MBMA EPD-2:Environmental Product Declaration Secondary Structural Steel Frame Components (Industry-wide)

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How To Series

CSSBI S10-15: How To Series - Insulated Sheet Steel Wall Assemblies

CSSBI S11-15: How To Series - Insulated Sheet Steel Roof Assemblies

CSSBI S14-00: How To Series - Light Gauge Steel Roofing and Siding

CSSBI S15-12: How To Series - Steel Roof Deck and Composite Floor Deck

CSSBI S16-04: How To Series - Pre-finished Sheet Steel for Retrofit

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Technical Bulletins

CSSBI Vol. 1, No. 1: Report on Fire Performance

CSSBI Vol. 1, No. 2: Fire Endurance of Floor Assemblies

CSSBI Vol. 1, No. 3: Application of UL Fire Resistance Ratings in Canada

CSSBI Vol. 2, No. 1: Durability of Galvanized & Galvalume Steel Framing

CSSBI Vol. 2, No. 2: Galvanic Compatibility of Galvanized Steel and Aluminum

CSSBI Vol. 2, No. 4: North American Standards for Minimum Metallic Coatings on Lightweight Steel Framing Members

CSSBI Vol. 3, No. 1: Life Cycle Assessment of Steel Framed Homes

CSSBI Vol. 3, No. 2: Life Cycle Assessment of Steel Framed Homes: Steel and Wood Framing - The Real Facts

CSSBI Vol. 4, No. 1: CSSBI Publications for Loadbearing Cold Formed Steel Construction

CSSBI Vol. 4, No. 2: North American Standards for Cold-Formed Steel Framing Referenced in CAN/CSA-S136-07/S1-10

CSSBI Vol. 5, No. 1: Thermal Performance of Lightweight Steel Framed Homes

CSSBI Vol. 6, No. 1: Working with Residential Steel Framing - Guidelines for the Framer and Service Trades

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 1Maximum Height Tables for Interior Non-Loadbearing Partitions

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 10:Limiting Height Tables for Composite Non-Structural Walls (Metric)

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 2: Standard Thicknesses for Canadian Lightweight Steel Framing Applications

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 3: Specification of Non-Load Bearing Steel Studs

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 4: Applications of Non-Load Bearing Steel Studs

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 5-17:Design Capacities for Sheet Metal Screws in Lightweight Steel Framing Applications

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 6: Steel Studs as Back-up for Brick Veneer Changes in NBC 2005

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 7: Lightweight Steel Framing Shear Walls

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 8: Non-Loadbearing Steel Stud Composite Limiting Height Calculation for Canadian Applications

CSSBI Vol. 7, No. 9Metallic Coating Specifications for Cold-Formed Steel Framing in Canada

CSSBI Vol. 8, No. 1: Lateral Load Resistance of Lightweight Steel Framed Walls for Residential Construction - A Laboratory Study

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Fact Sheets

CSSBI SSF 01-06: Cost Considerations for Pre-painted Sheet Steel Cladding

CSSBI SSF 02-14: Pre-painted Sheet Steel: Taking on Canada's Climate for Two Decades

CSSBI SSF 03-17:Care and Maintenance of Prefinished Sheet Steel Building Products

CSSBI SSF 04-06: Repainting Factory Pre-finished Metal Panels

CSSBI SSF 06-12: Metallic Coated Sheet Steel for Structural Building Products

CSSBI SSF 08-13: Glossary of Commonly Used Terms for Structural Building Products

CSSBI SSF 10-12: Sheet Steel Gauges - What They Mean

CSSBI SSF 11-99: Estimators Checklist

CSSBI SSF 12-03: Fastener Guide for Sheet Steel Building Products

CSSBI SSF 13-15:Position Paper on Oil-Canning: Specifying Wide Flat Panels in Metal Cladding

CSSBI SSF 15-17: Pre-painted Coil-Coated Sheet Steel For Cladding

CSSBI SSF 16-18:Acoustic Properties of Perforated Steel Deck

CSSBI SSF 17-05: CSSBI Position Paper on using Welded Washers with Steel Deck

CSSBI SSF 18-10: Sheet Steel Products and Pressure Treated Wood

CSSBI SSF 19-05: Explosion Venting for Steel Frame Buildings

CSSBI SSF 20-14: Recycled Content of Steel Building Products

CSSBI SSF 21-06: Low Sloped Steel Roofing - The Winners in Life Cycle Cost Analysis

CSSBI SSF 22-17:Steel Building Systems: Managing Storm Water Cost Effective

CSSBI SSF 23-08: CSSBI Position Paper on Attachment of Roofing Membranes to Steel Deck

CSSBI SSF 24-07: Natural Finish Metallic Coatings - Attractive but not Architectural

CSSBI SSF 25-09: Diaphragm Design using Lightweight Steel Cladding

CSSBI SSF 26-07: Steel Cladding - A Farmer's MVP (Most Valuable Product)

CSSBI SSF 27-10: Effects of Acoustic Perforations on the Bending Strength and Stiffness of Steel Roof Deck

CSSBI SSF 28-10: Position Paper on the Design Responsibility for Steel Deck Diaphragms

CSSBI SSF 29-10: Installation Guidelines for Steel Deck Shear Diaphragms

CSSBI SSF 30-10: Effects of Acoustic Perforations on the Web Crippling Strength of Steel Roof Deck

CSSBI SSF 33-11: Wet Storage Staining of Galvanized and Galvannealed Steel Sheet

CSSBI SSF 34-12: Distortional Buckling Strength Check for Cold Formed Steel Flexural Members

CSSBI SSF 35-11: Residential Steel Roofing Installation Considerations

CSSBI SSF 37-19:Application of the National Energy Code for Buildings 2015 to a Steel Building System

CSSBI SSF 38-12: CSSBI Position Paper on CGSB Standards for Prefinished Sheet Steel Cladding

CSSBI SSF 39-13: Checklist for Installing Solar Panels on a Steel Building System

CSSBI SSF 40-13: Design for Deconstruction of a Steel Building System

CSSBI SSF 42-15: Fastening Prepainted Sheet Steel Roofing and Siding

CSSBI SSF 44-16:Thermal Transmittance of Insulated Metal Building Wall and Roof Assemblies

CSSBI SSF 45-15:Lightning and Steel Roofing

CSSBI SSF 46-15:Pressure Marking of Prepainted Sheet Steel

CSSBI SSF 47-19:Alternative Means of Proving Compliance with the National Energy Code for Buildings 2015

CSSBI SSF 48-19:Sheet Steel Building Products Fire Facts

CSSBI SSF 49-18:CISC Certification vs. CSA A660 – Which One Do I Specify?

CSSBI SSF 50-20:Is Rain on a Steel Roof Louder than on an Asphalt Roof?

CSSBI SSF 9-19:Design Method for Steel Deck Diaphragms

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Environmental Fact Sheets

AISI EFS-1Which is the more sustainable building material - wood or steel?

AISI EFS-2The benefits of steel vs. wood for mid-rise building construction

AISI EFS-3Cool metal roofs are energy-efficient and cost-effective

AISI EFS-4Life cycle assessment of wood and steel utility distribution poles

CSSBI EFS-1: Steel and the green movement

CSSBI EFS-2: Cool Metal Roofing - Questionable value in cold Canadian climates

CSSBI EFS-3: Lightweight Steel Framing - Looking forward to the benefits

CSSBI EFS-4: Greener by design - SBS have eco-friendly advantages built right in

CSSBI EFS-5: Reflectivity of Prefinished Sheet Steel

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CSSBI 54-94: An Introduction to Residential Steel Framing

CSSBI B17-02: Barrier Series Prefinished Sheet Steel: Product Performance & Applications

CSSBI B8-15:Buildings Incorporating Steel Building Systems: Responsibilities of the Parties Involved

CSSBI C1-17:Certificate of Design and Manufacturing Conformance with NBC 2015

CSSBI S9-17:Residential Steel Roofing - The Long Term Choice

SpecialStrong, Safe, Affordable and Sustainable Steel - The Obvious Choice for Mid-Rise Construction

SpecialThermal Performance of Sheet Steel Wall and Roof Assemblies - Morrison Hershfield Report

Special:LEEDv4 and Steel

Special: Special Bulletin on Steel Clad Buildings versus Fabric-Covered Structures

Special: SBS Letter to Canadian Building Officials

Special: Steel Framed Housing: Across the Country & Around the World

Special: Handyman's Guide - How to Install Light Gauge Steel Stud Wall Framing

Special: LEEDing with Steel 2009

Special: Enhanced Paint Systems: A Smart Choice for Sheet Steel Building Products!

Special: Residential Steel Roofing - Contractor Information

Special: Top 5 Reasons to Invest in a Steel Roof for your Home

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Fire Protection Bulletins

CSSBI FPB-20: Fire Protection Bulletin #20: Fire-Rated Exterior Sheet Steel Walls

CSSBI FPB-23: Fire Protection Bulletin #23: Practical Fire Protection in Cold Formed Steel Buildings

CSSBI FPB-24: Fire Protection Bulletin #24: New (and Better) Limiting Distance Requirements in 1995 NBCC

CSSBI FPB-27: Fire Protection Bulletin #27: Fire Resistance and Acoustic Ratings for Cold-Formed Steel Framed Floor Assemblies

CSSBI FPB-28: Fire Protection Bulletin #28: Floor Assembly No. NRC764-F22

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DrawingsLightweight Steel Framing Generic Details - Walls

DrawingsLightweight Steel Framing Generic Details - Trusses

DrawingsLightweight Steel Framing Generic Details - Non-loadbearing

DrawingsLightweight Steel Framing Generic Details - Shear Walls

DrawingsLightweight Steel Framing Generic Details - Floors

DrawingsLightweight Steel Framing Generic Details - Floor Joists

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Case Studies

CS 01-99: Hearthstone by the Lake - Burlington, ON

CS 02-00: Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Bronte, ON

CS 03-01: Sunny Brook Women's College Health Science Centre Expansion - Toronto, ON

CS 04-02: KML light steel framing - It's all about value

CS 05-02: Sifton Properties - Richmond Hill project - London, ON

CS 06-02: Beacon Bay Homes - River Oaks subdivision - Oakville, ON

CS 07-03: Self storage: A growing and important part of communities

CS 08-03: Terraces of Sterling Pointe - Mississauga, ON

CS 09-04: Reflections on Bogart Pond - Newmarket, ON

CS 10-05: Art Gallery of Hamilton - Hamilton, ON

CS 100-17:Elizabeth Park Elementary School - Paradise, NL

CS 101-17:Atlas Tube Centre - Lakeshore, ON

CS 102-17:Steel: unparalleled fire safety

CS 103-17:Assiniboine Community College - Brandon, Manitoba

CS 104-17: Axworthy Health and Recplex - University of Winnipeg, Manitoba

CS 105-17:Edmonton Waste Management Integrated Process and Transfer Facility - Edmonton, Alberta

CS 106-17:LustreLokTM – New Acrylic Coating for Galvanized Steel

CS 107-18:Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre - Edmonton, Alberta

CS 108-18:Bella Concert Hall and Taylor Performing Arts Centre - Calgary, Alberta

CS 109-18:Victoria Park Transfer Station Recladding Project - Toronto, Ontario

CS 11-05: Bell Sensplex Recreation Facility - Ottawa, ON

CS 110-18:Iqaluit Aquatic Centre - Iqaluit, Nunavut

CS 111-18:Cost Savings in Steel

CS 112-18:Axcès Saint-Charles - Longueuil, Québec

CS 113-18:Bibliothèque Monique-Corriveau - Québec, Québec

CS 114-18:Three Indoor Arenas - Batumi, Plavi and Gori, Republic of Georgia

CS 115-18:Habitat for Humanity - Hamilton, Ontario

CS 116-18:Prémon Harley-Davidson - Laval, Québec

CS 117-18:LustreLok Acrylic Coating - ArcelorMittal

CS 118-18:Red Deer College, Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre - Red Deer, Alberta

CS 12-04: Canadian Light Source Inc. - Synchrotron Project - Saskatoon, SK

CS 13-03: Eagle's Nest Golf Club - Vaughan, ON

CS 14-04:Environmental Technology Centre - Ottawa, ON

CS 15-04: Kingsway Arms Retirement Home - Scarborough, ON

CS 16-05: Park Royal Shopping Centre - The Village West Vancouver, BC

CS 17-05:Jonah Amitnaag School and Community Centre - Baker Lake, NU

CS 18-05: Steelcare Inc. Plant 19 - Hamilton, ON

CS 19-05: Stratus Vineyards - Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

CS 20-06: Park One East and Park One West - Edmonton, AB

CS 21-08: DNR Bathurst District Office - Bathurst, NB

CS 22-08: Stanford Inn and Chalets - Fernie, BC

CS 23-08: Moncton Hospital Atrium - Moncton, NB

CS 24-08: Sagkeeng First Nation Community School - Fort Alexander, MB

CS 25-08: Remington Homes - Vaughan, ON

CS 26-08: Chester RCMP Detachment - Chester, NS

CS 27-08: Port of Entry - Coutts, AB

CS 28-08: Eastbourne Estates - Georgina, ON

CS 29-08: Whale Rock House - East Hampton, NY

CS 30-08: Qikiqtani General Hospital - Iqaluit, NU

CS 31-06: Ikendale Farms Ltd. - Walkerton, ON

CS 32-06: Tuire and Paul Pickering - Mono Mills, ON

CS 33-06: Marsville Holsteins - Grand Valley, ON

CS 34-06: Admiral Gratton Legacy Farm - New Tecumseh, ON

CS 35-09: Park One East and Park One West - Edmonton, AB

CS 36-09: University of Lethbridge- Edmonton, AB

CS 37-09: Moose Cree First Nation Emergency Preparedness and Response Centre - James Bay, ON

CS 38-09: Granum School - Granum, AB

CS 39-08: Running Fox - Caledon, ON

CS 40-08: Gilbrea Farms - Hillsburg, ON

CS 41-08:Log cabin maple syrup processing facility and pavilion

CS 42-09: Wilmot Recreation Complex - New Hamburg, ON

CS 43-09: Calgary Water Centre - Calgary, AB

CS 44-09: Peak2Peak Gondola Station - Whistler, BC

CS 45-09: Dieppe Aquatic Centre - Dieppe, NB

CS 46-09: Edmonton Humane Society - Edmonton, AB

CS 47-10: Forest Manor Public School - Toronto, ON

CS 48-10: Stageline Group - L'Assomption, QC

CS 49-10: Raiffeisen Co-op Housing - Sudbury, ON

CS 50-10: Chemawawin Cree Nation K-12 School - Easterville, MB

CS 51-10: Canadian Forces Flying Training School - Southport, MB

CS 52-10: New Brunswick Department of Natural Resources - Richibucto, NB

CS 53-11: ArcelorMittal Warehouse - Port of Avilés, Spain

CS 54-11: Bloor Street Neighbourhood - Toronto, ON

CS 55-11: Charming cottage - Val-des-Monts, QC

CS 56-11: University of Waterloo Health Sciences Campus - Kitchener, ON

CS 57-10: Horse Facility - Uxbridge, ON

CS 58-10: 88' x 240' double robot dairy barn

CS 59-10: Sow Farrow to Finish Facility - Russia

CS 60-10: Hedgerow Farm - Guelph, ON

CS 61-10: 122' x 450' broiler barn

CS 62-10: 80' x 160' storage building and workshop

CS 63-10: 80' x 160' riding arena

CS 64-10: Hip roof barn with an entertainment area - Blenheim, ON

CS 65-11: Tollendale Village Nursing Home - Barrie, ON

CS 66-11: Nicklaus Clubhouse - Whistler, BC

CS 67-11: Granite Ridge Retirement Residence - Gravenhurst, ON

CS 68-11: Balsillie YMCA - Peterborough, ON

CS 69-12: Steel for green building solutions

CS 70-12: Frontier Mosakahiken School - Moose Lake, MB

CS 71-12: King Fahad Medical City - Saudi Arabia

CS 72-12: EV3 building, University of Waterloo - Waterloo, ON

CS 73-12: Nunavut Trade Training Centre - Rankin Inlet, NU

CS 74-12: Highland Valley Copper Mines - British Columbia

CS 75-12: 101b 3rd Avenue Earthquake House - Ottawa, ON

CS 76-13: Eastern Ontario Christian Senior Housing Co-op - Ottawa, ON

CS 77-13: Brunswick Street Baptist Church - Fredericton, NB

CS 78-13: Milton Sports Centre - Milton, ON

CS 79-13: EcoTerra(TM) House - Eastman, QC

CS 80-14: Centre E. & P. Sénéchal Centre - Grand Falls, NB

CS 81-14: Vale Health and Wellness Centre - Port Colborne, ON

CS 82-14: Granite Deep Mat Paint System

CS 83-14: Pauingassi First Nation Community K to Grade 9 School - Pauingassi, MB

CS 84-14: Pomeroy Place - London, ON

CS 85-14: Carbonear Academy - Carbonear, NL

CS 86-14: Gravenhurst Centennial Centre and YMCA - Gravenhurst, ON

CS 87-14: Sault College Academic Building - Sault Ste. Marie, ON

CS 88-14:ArcelorMittal Dofasco - Hamilton, ON

CS 89-15Soccer Stadium - Krasnoïarsk, Siberia

CS 90-15George Brown College - Toronto, ON

CS 91-15Churchill Northern Studies Centre - Churchill, MB

CS 92-15University College of the North and Thompson Regional Community Centre - Thompson, MB

CS 93-15Qplex - Quispamsis, NB

CS 94-16:Signal Hill House - Long Beach, California

CS 95-16:Rath Eastlink Community Centre - Truro, NS

CS 96-16:Marché ADONIS Supermarket - Brossard, QC

CS 97-16:401 Yonge Street - Toronto, ON

CS 98-16:Hyatt Place Edmonton West - Edmonton, AB

CS 99-16:ArcelorMittal participating in the green revolution

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Research Notes

CSSBI RN-1-02: Strength of Floor Joists with Offset Loading on Bearing Stiffeners

CSSBI RN-1-03: The Strength of Stiffened CFS Floor Joist Assemblies with Offset Loading

CSSBI RN-2-03: Wall Deflection Limit For Steel Stud and Gypsum Board Walls

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Module 1Sustainable Design Using Cold Formed Steel

Module 2Sustainable Design Using Cold Formed Steel

Module 3Sustainable Design Using Cold Formed Steel

Module 4Sustainable Design Using Cold Formed Steel

Module 5Sustainable Design Using Cold Formed Steel

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